The Tennessee Volunteers (10-6, 2-2 SEC) will be at Memorial Gym to challenge the Vanderbilt Commodores (8-8, 0-3 SEC) in a SEC matchup. Action gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020, and can be seen on SEC Network.
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Odds
Both teams lost in their last contest. The Commodores got blown out by the Arkansas Razorbacks, 75-55, while the Volunteers fell to the Georgia Bulldogs, 80-63.
Tennessee had a turnover percentage of 13.3 (better than their season average of 18.6) while Vanderbilt had a much better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.125). Vanderbilt’s Maxwell Evans had a good game, putting up 16 points. Josiah-Jordan James, meanwhile played a key role for Tennessee with 11 points.
The Volunteers dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the most recent contest, Tennessee won 58-46. Tennessee’s free throw rate was their largest strength over Vanderbilt. The Volunteers had a rate of 0.107, while the Commodores posted a mark of 0.054. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, this will be a balanced contest. The elite Vanderbilt offense ranks 31st in the country in that metric at 0.540, while the stingy Tennessee defense is ranked 35th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.446).
Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Betting Pick
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Vanderbilt, ATS Winner – Vanderbilt, O/U – Over
- Tennessee ranks 31st in assists allowed per game (10.3) while Vanderbilt ranks 137th (12.7).
- The Volunteers are 24th in the nation with 18.1 three pointers allowed per game while the Commodores are 57th with 19.4 three pointers allowed per game.
- Tennessee ranks 107th in rebounds per game (37.0) while Vanderbilt ranks 128th in rebounds allowed per game (34.9).
- The Commodores average 7.1 steals per game, which ranks 97th in the country. The Volunteers rank 170th in steals allowed per game (7.5).
- Vanderbilt ranks 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Tennessee ranks 72nd (3.1).
- The Volunteers have been outscored by an average of 8.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Tennessee has defeated opponents by an average of 5.6 points.
- During their last five games, the Commodores have scored an average of 68.2 points per game (7.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 78.0 points per game (4.8 above their season average).